Monthly Archives: March 2012

FY2013 Ryan Budget Proposal on Food Stamps Would Increase Hunger, Eliminate Jobs, and Slow the Economy

From the Food Research and Action Center ( Statement attributable to Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center. March 20, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The budget proposed today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) would abandon … Continue reading

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States Releasing Information Online that Can Ensure Public Official Accountability

From OMB Watch ( On March 19, OMB Watch released a new report ( that evaluates state and federal websites designed to ensure the accountability of public officials. The report, Upholding the Public’s Trust: Key Features for Effective State Accountability … Continue reading

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Bread for the World Offering of Letters Eastern PA Workshop—April 21, Allentown

From Bread for the World ( Bread’s advocacy focus in 2012 will be on protecting the federal programs most vital to hungry people at home and abroad from cuts in the name of deficit reduction. We still have a lot … Continue reading

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First-Ever Survey of Juveniles Serving Life Without Parole

From the Sentencing Project ( I’m pleased to let you know of a new publication by The Sentencing Project, To Build a Better Criminal Justice System: 25 Experts Envision the Next 25 Years of Reform ( The publication grows out … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Organizations Needed to Sign SNAP Support Letter to Senator Casey

From the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center ( Every five years, Congress renews the Farm Bill, a comprehensive piece of legislation that includes, among other items, reauthorization of SNAP/Food Stamps.  This year, the Farm Bill is up for reauthorization.  As member … Continue reading

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Values and the Ryan Budget

From Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good ( by Tara McGuinness, Center for American Progress Proverbs 14:31. “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” My whole life … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Support Special Education Votes in March

From the Education Law Center ( Make a phone call NOW to improve special education for students with disabilities in Pennsylvania! Call or e-mail your state senator immediately and ask for a vote in favor of Senate Bill 1115 ( … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary—Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities and Resources, and News Posts below-just click on the links under each category to get to the information. We’ve placed the most critical issues under Important Actions and Issues. To learn about how to … Continue reading

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News Posts—March 20, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Voter ID Bill is Now Law in Pennsylvania—Things You Should Know More Than Money at Stake in Prison Health Care Privatization 32 Faith Groups Reject Prison … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—March 20, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Donate Your Unwanted Bicycles for Students in Ecuador—March 25, State College PA Statewide Bake Sale for Public Education … Continue reading

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